Well, after 6 weeks and 1500 mile on my GTI's odometer I have to say the Dynaudio is breaking in quite well. The speaker have had around 50-60 hours of use and the system has definitely settled out. Much less punchy and peaky than when I took delivery. I am an audiophile and will always upgrade a car's audio system but I didn't think the upgrade was worth it at first. I was used to my MINI's Harman Kardon audio upgrade (which was fantastic in my R53 MINI and very good in the R56 MINI). Front the beginning the Dynaudio speakers would rattle the door panel by the armrest/handle, Bass was very distorted, Mids were over powering and highs were sharp/crackly. All of that nonsense is now gone and I'm left with and amazing sounding factory audio system. This speakers are so clear sounding now and will only get better in the future! The only thing that I could fault in the Dynaudio is that I wish it could just hit a little bit lower octave (Interpol tunes there instruments in D minor). All in all the upgrade is well worth it and for the money it's a no brainer. If I were on the fence about the upgrading I would jump on the side of Dynaudio and wait if the car you want is unavailable. You will not be disappointed and that's my 2 cents.